Pharmacy Technician in West Sacramento, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/18/2018

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Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Position Summary
The ideal candidate will be able to accurately and efficiently fill prescription requests in a high volume automated refill setting. Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician prepares, packages, and distributes medications in a fast-paced production environment. Maintains continuous, consistent work flow in order to meet daily production goals; and has the ability to work productively either independently or as a team with acute attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks.

Key Responsibilities (List of the top five to seven essential responsibilities in priority order.)
1. Manually fill prescription vials with prescribed tablets and capsules. Must read computer generated screens to find indicated merchandise on labeled shelves, verify size and strength. Perform basic mathematical reasoning to either count or calculate appropriate number of units needed to fill prescriptions. 40
2. Replenish medication in automated dispensing cells to full capacity; opening large quantities of bottles and cases of product. Use of handheld scanner unit to scan barcodes of product, entering expiration and lot information into computer application. Maintains high level of focus to avoid cross contamination and performs quality assurance check for expired and/or damaged product. 30
3. Completes weekly cycle counts as assigned by Inventory Mgr. Requires audits of cell inventory, counting product at primary and secondary bin locations. Assists with research and identification of root cause of discrepancies as needed. 10
4. Prepare cold chain and specialty prescriptions following special requirements for handling and packing.
5. Assists with packing and shipping of prescriptions. Understands and abides by federal and state HIPAA laws as well as pharmacy standard procedures to ensure patient safety and privacy. 6
6. Demonstrate problem resolution skills: ability to recognize, address and escalate issues to management.
7. Perform cleaning and maintenance on all cells/cassettes as needed. Includes dissembling of automated cells, replacing broken or missing parts, and performing calibration audits.

Minimum Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities):
Education/Training – High School Degree or equivalent experience
CA Pharmacy Technician license required
PTCB National certification preferred

Business Experience –
One year pharmacy, retail or customer service setting

Specialized Knowledge/Skills –
Knowledge of federal and state HIPAA laws
Skill using Mini Parata, Kalish and Baker cassettes preferred

Working Conditions:
Environment (Office, warehouse, etc.) –
• Large scale pharmacy/warehouse production environment
• Exposure to cold conditions in refrigerated walk-in station (5%-7% time)
• Occasional handling of environmentally hazardous medications

Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc.) –
• Lifting and carrying < 10lbs, two hours per day
• Pushing vial pucks/canisters onto conveyor < 5lbs, continuously through shift 4+ hours per day
• Standing and walking continuously through shift, eight hours per day
• Stooping, kneeling or crouching < 2hours per day
• Climbing step ladders < 2 hours per day
• Keyboard use two hours per day
• Visual acuity reading, transcribing, and viewing computer screens, eight hours per day
As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of support.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.  Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. Submit your resume today! To learn more about Volt, please visit: and to see more of our job postings, please visit:
Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pay Rate is based on experience.